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Twitter users are currently furiously debating whether washing your legs in the shower is necessary or not. Yes, there may be more important things going on in the world right now, but apparently this is an issue that needs settling.
After a poll was created on the social media platform last Thursday, Twitter exploded with fury after users were unable to decide whether your legs need scrubbing in the tub.
Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?
- Conor Arpwel :rose::ear_of_rice: (@Arpwel) May 9, 2019
The poll was originally shared by Conor Arpwel (who was keen to point out that he *does* wash his legs in the shower) and had garnered over 800,000 votes at the time of writing.
Surprisingly - or unsurprisingly depending on which team you're on - 20 per cent of those voting admitted to never washing their legs in the shower, with many arguing that soap suds from shampoo and body wash running down does the work for them.
"I feel like you don't really need to wash your legs, you wash your top 3/4 and the soap and water runs down. Unless you're just extraordinarily dirty for some reason.".
While another said: "They've been safe inside my pants, the whole day. What's the problem."
i don't like use soap on my whole body when i shower? and i don't think i'm gross? i pretty much just wash my face and my armpits with soap. and i shower like once or twice a week lol. i think it's fine.
- Sophie Weiner (@sophcw) May 10, 2019
I DO NOT (unless I'm shaving) AND I FEEL VINDICATED AND CONFIDENT THAT MY SKIN'S ESSENTIAL OILS ARE IN TACT pic.twitter.com/NcZbPZnas4
- Kelly 4 Dayz (@kjxoxo) May 10, 2019
I feel like my legs don't get dirty ♀️ plus, soap and shampoo run down my legs when Im showering
- Queenie:rose: (@Queen050780) May 10, 2019
However, the remaining 80 per cent of voters were outraged, with one declaring: "How does a human get in the shower and only wash "Part" of them? Like what kind of half-ass life are people living??"
"I'm very bothered by the "soap running down my legs counts as washing them" gang. Very. Very," shared somebody else.
I just found out my husband doesn't wash his legs in the shower :weary::weary::weary:we gotta divorce now ....
- Mrs. King :kiss: (@Ms_Bolden1) May 10, 2019
I'm not gonna speak on the proper interval for bathing one's self. That can be variable on a personal level. But once you're IN the shower... why would u skip your legs??? If you wash your car, and skip the doors... did you really wash it?!
- Ty (@MFN_Ty) May 10, 2019
It feels like the correct answer is ewww, of course I do!?!
- Michelle Robinson (@MichellePraiz) May 10, 2019
The same people talking about they don't wash their legs when they shower are the same ones that don't wash their meat before cooking it.
- Nneka :flag_gd: (@Neek_Nneek) May 11, 2019
How does a human get in the shower and only wash "Part" of them? Like what kind of half-ass life are people living??
- Derrick N Ashong (@DNAtv) May 10, 2019
?!?!?!? are there people who do not feel the need to.... wash their legs.......
- ⚷100% valley mally ⚶ (@malloy_online) May 10, 2019
As others pointed out, if you're not scrubbing your legs, where do you draw the line for the rest of your body? What about your arms? And your feet?!
a guy i knew in college once expressed surprise that people wash their backs "because the shower rinses the shampoo down my back!" and i've been thinking about it for ten years.
- molly :dog: (@socialistdogmom) May 11, 2019
But while the majority of voters were outraged that some people skip the soap on their legs while showering, it turns out that it might not be so bad after all. In fact, experts say you don't need to wash them at all unless they're visibly soiled.
"While we all want to be "clean" everywhere after a shower I have to say that I rarely soap up my legs," NYC dematologist Dr Janet H. Prystowsky MD, PhD told Pretty52. "Usually the soapy shampoo and cleansing bar residual that runs down my legs in the shower from upstream cleansing is enough."
Plus, over-scrubbing your legs might even cause more damage than good.
"Legs tend to get dried out because of reduced sebaceous gland activity in this area of the body. Brisk towel drying is enough to exfoliate. Over doing it only leads to dry skin," added the dermatologist.
Well, that clears that up, then.
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